WHAT IS PILATES?
”The mind, when housed within a healthful body, posses a glorious sense of power”
Pilates is a full-body holistic approach to exercise that aims to improve body awareness, posture and alignment, strength, flexibility, muscle balance and ease of movement.
Based upon an anatomical understanding of the body’s muscular and skeletal systems, a Pilates class is specifically designed to restore the body to perfect balance through controlled movement. It is an exercise system that focuses on the stabilizing muscles throughout the body to ensure optimal posture.
The body is trained as an integrated whole, with special attention to core support and full-body fitness, and also including the control of the breath and the mind. Deep stabilizing muscles are continuously challenged – resulting in improved posture, a strengthened core, arms & legs. Pilates not only increases the strength throughout the body but also the mobility, especially the spine, resulting in ease of movement.
We focus on lengthening the muscles whilst strengthening so if you’re looking for that lean look then Pilates is going to be your best friend.
The philosophy behind Pilates is to re-train the mind and therefore the body, to use muscles more efficiently and to save energy whilst doing so.
Many athletes have found Pilates to be a perfect foundation for any kind of movement they do. Many of the movements within a Pilates session help enhance athletic performance, improve technique and prevent injuries. Remember - the strengthening of your body’s core generates the real power in your push off, pedal stroke or pull through the water.
The body requires balance and harmony, and this is never truer than with athletic discipline.
Pilates is always tailored to individual needs, and trains the body to express itself with strength and harmony. It is the complete coordination of body, mind, and spirit - with slow and controlled movements that put minimal impact on your joints.
The perfect balance.